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The Scientific American Book of Great Science Fair Projects

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The Scientific American Book of Great Science Fair Projects

Scientific American, Marc Rosner

ISBN: 978-0-471-35625-7 November 2000 Jossey-Bass 128 Pages

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Explore the wonders of science with the very best of guides!

Have you ever wished that you could observe underwater creaturesundetected? Or watch the very moment a caterpillar becomes abutterfly? Or create your own rain? Well, with Scientific AmericanGreat Science Fair Projects, you can! Enter the fascinating worldof Scientific American--the ultimate science authority--and learnhow to build an underwater periscope, photograph a lunar eclipse,grow hydroponic plants, and much, much more! From creating your ownnon-newtonian fluids (slime, putty, and goop!) to teaching a sowbug how to run through a maze, you'll be astounded at the number ofincredible things you can do with Scientific American Great ScienceFair Projects. Based on the long-standing and well-respected"Amateur Scientist" column in Scientific American, each experimentcan be done with ordinary materials found around the house or thatare easily available at low cost. Whether you're looking for agreat idea for your next science fair project, want to astonishyour friends and family with your discoveries, or are justintrigued by the world around you, you'll find endless hours ofscientific \fun in this one-of-a-kind project book! ScientificAmerican magazine reaches more than three million readers globallyby subscription, on newsstands, and online at www.sciam.com.

The company also publishes Scientific American Explorations, aquarterly family magazine, and the Scientific American Archive, anonline archive of issues from 1993 to the present atwww.sciamarchive.com
ASTRONOMY.

Making a Sundial.

Photographing Lunar Eclipses.

Tracking Artificial Satellites.

Demonstrating Orbits.

BIOLOGY.

Hydroponics.

Stimulation of Plant Growth.

Sensitive Plants.

Growing Algae.

Cultivating Slime Molds.

Learning Behavior in Sow Bugs.

Breeding Butterflies.

Hummingbird Studies.

Raising Reptiles.

Stereoscopic Vision.

Binocular Vision and the Reversing Cube Illustration.

CHEMISTRY.

Paper Chromatography.

Freezing and Thawing of Water and Salt.

Growing Crystals.

Non-Newtonian Fluids.

Measuring the Thickness of an Oil Slick.

EARTH SCIENCE.

Backyard Archaeology.

Building a Rock and Mineral Collection.

Fossil Models.

Making Clouds.

Measuring Raindrops.

Making a Hygrometer.

Building an Anemometer.

The Coriolis Effect.

PHYSICS.

Experiments in a Wind Tunnel.

Test-Flying Planes Underwater.

The Cartesian Diver.

Color Addition.

Studying Wave Properties in a Ripple Tank.

Wave Interference.

Studying Liquid Vortices.

Gravitational Field Demonstrated in a Soap Bubble.

Building a Periscope.

Kite Flying.

A Rubber Band Heat Engine.

Electric Circuits.

Making an Electroscope.

Electric Pendulum.

Glossary.

Sources.

Index.